Rosa Parks: My Story by Rosa ParksRosa Parks is best known for the day she refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, sparking the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott. Yet there is much more to her story than this one act of defiance. In this straightforward, compelling autobiography, Rosa Parks talks candidly about the civil rights movement and her active role in it. Her dedication is inspiring; her story is unforgettable. The simplicity and candor of this courageous womans voice makes these compelling events even more moving and dramatic. — Publishers Weekly, starred review
Rosa Parks: My Story
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Include Synonyms Include Dead terms. Download full text. On December 1, , Rosa Parks, a black seamstress, refused to give up her seat to a white man on a public bus in Montgomery, Alabama, and she was arrested. On that day, Rosa Parks became the mother of the modern civil rights movement. It is intended for students in grades
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Spanish, Bilingual, and Language Collections. Synopsis In this book Rosa Parks shares some of the many thousands of letters she receives from young people around the world. The letters not only ask about Mrs.
Tell students to imagine that they are newspaper reporters assigned to cover the Montgomery bus boycott. Suggest that students decide whether they want to report on plans and preparations for the boycott, the boycott itself, or, as a follow-up article, what the boycott accomplished. Remind students that a good newspaper article includes answers to the who, what, where, when, why, and how questions. Encourage them to keep their articles focused, to use lively, descriptive language, and to include a snappy headline that captures their readers' attention. You may wish to display some well-written newspaper articles for students to review for style. After the articles are written, allow time for volunteers to share their work with the rest of the class. Suggest that students write an opinion paper on how Rosa Parks's role in the civil rights movement affected the civil rights of all Americans.
At the next stop, more passengers got on. When every seat in the white section was taken, the bus driver ordered the black passengers in the middle row to stand so a white man could sit. The seamstress refused. Rosa Parks was arrested and convicted of violating the laws of segregation. She agreed.